On Sat, Dec 30, 2000 at 03:16:31AM +0000, David Murphy wrote:
> > Why find|cpio? What's wrong with "cp -a"? (I'm just curious here,
> > mind - I'm not being antagonistic! ;-)
>> Because find & cpio are more common than 'cp -a'? At least, the cp on
> this FreeBSD box knows of no such option.
In fairness, -a is only shorthand for -dpR. However, I'm using find|cpio for
years, and I don't honestly know if -d is supported on every cp I've ever
used. Also, there's the issue of not descending into other filesystems.
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